bugfindutils - Bugs: bug #20552, Typos, ordering and formatting...


bug #20552: Typos, ordering and formatting issues in find manpage

Submitted by:  James Youngman <jay>
Submitted on:  Sat 21 Jul 2007 12:42:58 PM UTC  
Category:  documentation Severity:  2 - Minor
Item Group:  None Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  James Youngman <jay>
Originator Name:  S.-H.Zimmermann Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  4.3.8 Fixed Release:  4.3.9

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Sat 21 Jul 2007 12:42:58 PM UTC, original submission:  

From a post to the bug-findutils mailing list :-

Hi, all,
the find(1) manpage looks really good.
This is rather important, since that utility is not the easiest one
to understand and to use.

Some minor details which might be fixed:

  ( -context ...  non-standard extension, okay with me )
not in alphabetical order.

Same goes for

  "This IS a much more secure method"

       period instead of comma in list in ().
       Identical under HISTORY.
   Other predicates:
       "The POSIX standard requires that<very hard break>
        The find utility shall detect ..."
       Something is wrong wiith this sentence.
   -perm /mode
      even lower importance ...
      a hyphen might be inserted before the name 'perm'
      "... with the behaviour of perm -000"

      actually spelled with 'z', "internationalization"
      (see LANG,LC_ALL above; that's why I18N has been invented).
      LC_MESSAGES internationali*s*ed?

Splitting my last hairs now,
   "use of the -exec option"
   is actually an "action"
   (several times; mostly called 'action', should be consistent).

I've seen those on manpages and
found them also e.g. at http://linux.die.net/man/1/find
but I'm not sure who is maintaining the genuine text
and who is copying from other resources.


James Youngman <jay>
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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2007-11-11 jay Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
        Fixed ReleaseNone => 4.3.9
    2007-07-22 jay StatusIn Progress => Fixed

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